ZGF Architects $50M architecture and planning firm Portland, Oregon March 1985 to March 1995

Sought with others to improve deficient transit, community and urban spaces through solutions that outperformed the commonplace in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Denver - the outcome of two projects, Portland's MAX Light Rail System (a recipient of the 2002 Presidential Design Award) and Seattle's Northgate Transit Center, becoming the models for others to follow nationally.

Held increasingly substantive roles in a variety of analytical, design, detailing, project management, and organizational disciplines from 20+ complex planning & urban design, building architecture, interior design, urban design and art projects.

Produced positive outcomes through an ear for essentials, a grasp of how to develop good ideas and a fanatical attention to details.

Generated value on complex projects by resolving multidisciplinary team conflicts through design ideas that reconciled the individual interests of architects, engineers, artists, contractors, community leagues, developers and public agencies into a greater, more inclusive and comprehensive whole.

Won buy-in to proposals through rapid prototyping. Carried original visions and inspirations through all phases of the architectural contract process with high fidelity.

Consistently delivered on promises despite support staff shortages by leveraging emerging computer, information and communications technologies to work seamlessly between office and remote locations.


Presidential Award for Design Excellence

National Endowment for the Arts - Clinton Administration

Westside light rail


Design for Transportation Honor Award

U.S. Department of Transportation

Westside light rail


Indoor/Specialty Concrete Pavement Award

Portland Cement Association

Lincoln High School fence


Recognition of Personal Contribution

Portland TRIMET

Lincoln High School fence


Outstanding Example of Excellence in Concrete Construction

Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association

Northgate Transit Center


Commendation Award

Portland Daily Journal of Commerce

Northgate Transit Center


33rd Annual Awards Citation

Progressive Architecture

Union Station Redevelopment